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The Top 10 Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2016

Blockchain and Ethereum Startups that are Changing the Game.<p>Over the course of 2015, I’ve had the opportunity, to either meet or talk to, some …

The DeanBeat: The $2B mobile game and other bold predictions for 2015

The time has come again to make some wildly inaccurate but reasonably informed predictions about the future of games. Each year, I go through this exercise to show not only what might unfold in the next year, but also to spell out how difficult and unpredictable it is to run a gaming business. I …

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.<p>Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech …

The Implications of Bitcoin: Money Without Government

One of my favorite things about bitcoin is how it's such an all-inclusive tent.<p>Bitcoin attracts political idealists from the right, political …

Bitcoin

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

10 Ways Bitcoin Is Better Than The Federal Reserve

Eric Blair <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>The Federal Reserve System is a parasite that feeds off human suffering. It is indeed the dragon that must be slayed for …

Patrick Byrne: Overstock Exploring Block Chain-Based Public Stock Offering

Overstock.com has proved itself to be a pioneer in bitcoin advocacy, helping push a number of major merchants to consider accepting digital currency …

Bitcoin

You Know Bitcoin Is Mainstream When Your Extortionist Requests It

When Overstock said it would begin accepting bitcoin for payment, supporters of the currency were thrilled. This is it, they said, ‘bitcoin is going mainstream!’<p>Ditto when Dish announced it would be accepting the currency.<p>Then, this weekend the ‘bitcoin-is-going-mainstream’ narrative took a slight …

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

Bots were responsible for bitcoin’s stratospheric ascent, anonymous report claims

An authoritative-looking report has appeared that suggests bitcoin‘s meteoric rise late last year — from $200 to $1,200 in one month — may have at …

These Guys Are Creating A Whole New Internet Using Bitcoin And They Are Having Surprising Success

What if you were to give the internet a makeover, changing it so that it's absolutely safe from hackers and government snooping, but is still good for app developers and for sharing information?<p>And the MaidSafe SAFE network was born, brainchild of David Irvine (who is CEO) and Nick Lambert …

Encryption

All Things Alt: Ponzi Schemes, Blackcoin USBs and a Time Warp Attack

With another week gone by, let's shine the spotlight on recent developments and interesting finds in the world of alternative digital …

Cryptocurrency

New SMS Bitcoin Service Aims at Emerging Markets

Singapore-based payment processor CoinPip is introducing new payment options, allowing anyone in the world to send coins via SMS.<p>It integrates …

South-east Asia

Why Bitcoin is Fated for Boom and Bust

<i>Bob Swarup has extensive global experience in financial markets, macroeconomics and regulation, and recently released his new book Money Mania:</i> …

Dot-com

What does your personal dialect sound like? - The Fox Is Black

The New York Times has put together a quick, 25 question quiz that’s able to detect where your personal dialect is from (sadly, U.S. only). I’d say I …

The Fifth Protocol

“Wait a minute… Make up your mind. This Snow Crash thing—is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?”<p>Juanita shrugs. “What’s the difference?”<p>– Snow …

Bitcoin believers: Why digital currency backers are keeping the faith

On Wednesday nights, a disproportionately male, thirtysomething crowd jams into a spartan room in a small downtown Toronto building to plot the future of money.<p>The weekly "meet-up" is for people interested in bitcoin, the controversial Internet currency that supporters believe can displace much of …

Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

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Coinbase Hires Big Names From Amazon and Facebook to Bolster Security and Business Development

Coinbase is adding some notable technology veterans to its team, it says.<p>The new faces at the company – former Facebook security director Ryan …

Business Development

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Bitcoin Architecture an Amazing Advancement

Speaking at the Computer History Museum, Google Chairman (and former CEO) Eric Schmidt had some good things to say about bitcoin.<p>“[Bitcoin] is a …

Twitter Blocked in Turkey as Prime Minister Pledges to 'Eradicate' It

There's electioneering, and then there's what Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday on the campaign trail.<p>"We will eradicate …

Facebook Security Director, Amazon BD Director Join Bitcoin Startup Coinbase

Ryan McGeehan has recently announced on Facebook, fittingly, that he is leaving his role at Facebook as its Director of Security Incident Response, and taking up a security-related role at Coinbase.<p>His job, according to his posting, will be to “build [Coinbase’s] security program.”<p>Another senior …

Website Platform Pantheon Launches WordPress Support

Pantheon is one of the most popular website platforms for Drupal, but today, it’s also expanding into hosting WordPress installs.<p>The service aims to abstract all of the complexities of hosting away so that developers and designers can focus on what they do best and those who just want to use …

Bitcoin Gains Ballast As Investors Continue To Pile In

The demise of Mt.Gox has been met with the launch of Bitcoin’s Ft. Knox and the establishment of new proprietary exchanges from institutional investment trading platforms as investors attempt to right the ship of the stateless currency.<p>Having large institutional investors like Fortress Investments …

How Bitcoin is Changing Everything

Perhaps the single most prominent, and telling, feature of bitcoin today is its massive controversy in the media. Not a single day goes by without an …

Bitcoin

Can Namecoin Obsolete ICANN (and More)? – The Ümlaut

On Sunday night, I watched the Super Bowl with interest, not because I care very much about football (it was the first game I had seen this season), …

Bitcoin Cyberpunk'd Us

It's getting increasingly harder to verify reality.<p>Photo: Jonathan Waller<p>On paper, the technology is as elegant as it is promising. Bitcoin's big innovation is that it offers a system of verification that relies on math, not middlemen, to broker trust. That's a big deal, but it's also a little …

Bitcoin Multisig Wallet: The Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin multisig wallets have tremendous potential for increasing the security of funds and giving technology tools to enforce corporate governance. …